mandag den 28. februar 2011

Laura Lippman, Hardly Knew Her III

This is the third and final post about Lippman´s collection of short stories.

Easy as A-B-C
This is the story about a contractor who ends up redecorating his grandparents´ old house for a very charming, new buyer.

I liked this quotation in particular:
"The stuff in books - anyone can learn that. All you need is time and curiosity and a library card, and you can fake your way through a conversation with anyone."

What you cannot fake, according to our contractor, is his very important job, restoring old houses professionally so they won´t kill their owners one day.

The Shoeshine Man´s Regrets.
This is a Tess Monaghan story. Tess and her friend watch a shoeshine man and a rude customer. When they get into a fight, Tess interferes, doing her best to stop the two men, while her friend calls the police. Very soon what looked like a minor brawl turns into crime of quite different dimensions, however.

A charming story about human character.

I bought the Kindle edition myself. Recommended for lovers of short stories.

6 kommentarer:

Beth F sagde ...

I can tell I'm going to have to get a copy of this book. I'm especially curious about the contractor story.

Elizabeth Spann Craig sagde ...

Looks like a great volume of short stories!

Anonym sagde ...

Dorte - Oh, that story about the contractor does look intriguing. So does the rest of the book. I'm going to have to look for it.

Unknown sagde ...

Cool collection.

Dorte H sagde ...

Beth: I liked that one very much.

Elizabeth: yes, I have enjoyed my February reading task more than I expected.

Margot: Lippman is a great new find of mine. And I have two of her novels on my TBR to look forward to.

Dorte H sagde ...

Clarissa: absolutely.